You were helping me with my computer not powering up, except when I removed the network card. You suggested the pci controller was bad, and I should change the motherboard. I finally obtained a new motherboard and it seems to have corrected the problem. The only curious thing is that when I first plugged in the computer, it did the same thing...it wouldn't power up until I pushed the power button a bunch of times....but once it started and I shut it down, it starts on the first push of the power button every time. Any thoughts on why it wouldn't work the first time?
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Re: Motherboard worked, but not on first try.
Its proberally because your card got a static charge,, This needed to be discharged , it happend when you pushed the button several times therefore dumping the eletricity.. Since it was dumped it started to work as normal without fault :) cheers..
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Make sure the audio jumpers on the motherboard is in the correct position.If possible,refer to the manual of the motherboard to verify the settings
)Are the speakers you using is working and powered on.Check out in another computer,if possible
Try to remove all expansion cards example modem,DVB-cards etc.Just install the video card thats all and then check the sytem.
Have you connected to the right ports of the computer.
Is the audio device built-in on the motherboard or is it a PCI card?
Try to remove all drivers from the device manager and extra software you might have installed and reboot.See if windows detects it or not.
Motherboard could be faulty or the PCI card whichever you have
If it is a PCI card,remove and reinstall.If possible try using different set of speakers
Remove the PCI card,if it is one,Try to reinstall windows,if possible and don't try installing the drivers at the start of the computer.Soon after windows finish installing,Shutdown the PC,insert the card and then boot system.See if windows recongnizes it or not.
I am guessing that you see lights on your computer, but no display on your monitor.
Have you tried another monitor? If you have and still no display, try unplugging everything from outside the computer except the monitor and then try again.
If no display, unplug power from computer and open the computer. Remove all expansion cards other than the video card. Disconnect all the cables from all of the drives, then connect power and try again.
Some history would be appreciated. Has this computer ever worked? Have you recently added new hardware or software? Has anything happened recently that may have caused this (lightning storm, etc.)?
If the computer was working fine and for no apparent reason now won't POST, first remove everything from the outside (keyboard, mouse, etc.) except monitor. If that works, one of the items you removed is causing a problem.
If not, unplug power, open case, remove all expansion cards except for video, then try again. If you have never worked inside a computer, some help from a knowledgeable friend would be advised. Be sure to touch the metal case before touching any circuit board inside the computer. Also disconnect the cabling from all of the drives and then retry boot.
Let me know if this helps. If not, we can do more providing you are comfortable working inside the computer at my direction.
Based on what you said, network card is not the main problem it is on the expansion slot where you had put the network card. My advice is that you should try putting your network card on other expansion slot or try another card (which is working) and put in on the slot to where you previously put your network card and if it doesn't work, that slot may have been damaged or it may have dirt inside.
There's nothing obvious here, so you need to start with the basics. Look in Control Panel/Admin Tools/System and Application to see if any errors suggest a fix. Be sure the old (New) graphics driver was removed. Clean out any dust. Remove all components and replace them one at a time carefully making sure you get a good connection each time. Power up the board as you replace each item to see if you can isolate the error.